The Experience of a "Doctors Without Borders" Volunteer
by Dr. Marc Levin, MD
Monday, November 9th -- 12 Noon to 1pm
at the Samis Family Education Center in OKC
Dr. Levin's talk will take place in the Rainbolt Auditorium of the Samis Family Education Center, 1200 Children’s Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. The talk is being presented in cooperation with OU Physicians.
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or (2) Call Jacklyn, (405) 250-6263.
Marc Levin, MD, a family physician, has completed three field assignments with Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Following that assignment, Dr. Levin participated in a large-scale response to malnutrition in Maradi, Niger, in 2008. While in Niger he worked in a referring center and intensive care unit for severely malnourished children younger than five. His work involved treating malnutrition and secondary diagnoses such as malaria and respiratory infections, rehydrating patients, and starting them on nutrient-rich therapeutic foods that enabled over 90 percent of them to return home within weeks.
His third mission, ending in June 2011, was a six-month placement in Batangafo, in the Central African Republic, where he was the medical director of a seven-site project which provided health services to populations affected by conflict, neglected diseases, and recurrent epidemics.
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A Message from UNA-OKC President Priya Desai
Global Goals for Sustainable Development, UNA-OKC is delighted to sponsor Dr. Levin in an effort to share his vast knowledge and unique field experiences with those now entering the health sciences professions. As a Doctors Without Borders’ physician, Dr. Levin provided care to primarily children in the most dire circumstances.
"For the first time in history, recent data indicates that we are gaining in our quest to end the world’s worst aspects of global hunger, poverty, and disease. Much of the credit for these achievements goes to groups like Doctors Without Borders, working in concert with the many entities of the United Nations, being supported by local UNA chapters such as ours.”
United Nations Association of the USA
Oklahoma City Chapter